The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.
The Reign of James I, 1567-1625
In this course, Dr David Smith (University of Cambridge) explores the reign of James I of England (also James VI of Scotland). The course begins by thinking about James’ reputation among modern historians, before considering his reign in four parts:...
Dr David Smith
The Weimar Republic, 1918-33
In this course, Professor Benjamin Ziemann explores the Weimar Republic, the system of government that replaced the German Empire in 1919. In the first module, we think about the beginning of the Weimar Republic, before moving on to consider political...
Prof. Benjamin Ziemann
The Witch Craze in Britain, Europe and North America, 1500-1700
In this course, Robin Briggs (University of Oxford) explores the witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, looking in particular at Germany, England, Salem and the Duchy of Lorraine. As we move through the course, we think about the...
Mr Robin Briggs
The High Noon of Empire, 1815-1902
In this course, Dr Sascha Auerbach (University of Nottingham) explores the ‘high noon’ of the British Empire, beginning with the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, and closing with the end of the Second Boer War in 1902. As we move...
Dr Sascha Auerbach
The Scottish Enlightenment
In this course, Dr Anna Plassart (Open University) explores the Scottish Enlightenment. In the first module, we think about the Enlightenment as a whole—why it happened when it did, its principle goals and central doctrines—before moving on in the second...
Dr Anna Plassart
Henry VIII and the English Reformation, 1509-47
In this course, Dr Tracey Sowerby (University of Oxford) explores the reign of Henry VIII, thinking in particular about the English Reformation. We begin by focusing on decision-making in the Henrician court, before looking at the reasons behind the break...
Dr Tracey Sowerby